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Resources For Students

FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION

For more information, please visit the Funding Resources Page.

USC STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)
Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)
Med+Peds Student Interest Group (Med+Peds SIG)
Peds Interest Group (PedSIG)
OBGYN Student Interest Group (OBGYN-SIG)
USC Student Run Clinic (USC SRC)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

The philanthropic arm of the Academy works to improve the health of all people through humanitarian, educational and scientific activities.

AAFP Foundation

The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Its mission is to advance the values of Family Medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational and scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people. The AAFP Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and supports more than 20 programs each year.

AAFP Virtual Family Medicine Interest Group
Virtual FMIG provides medical students with information that is relevant at each point in their medical education from admission to graduation.

American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
As the certifying body of family medicine, the ABFM works to ensure family physicians are skilled and trained to provide care.

Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM)
The ADFM supports the philosophy, interests and activities of family medicine in medical schools.

Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD)
AFMRD is dedicated to promoting the excellence of family medicine graduate education in order to meet the health care needs of the American public.

California Academy of Family Physicians
Since 1948, CAFP has championed the cause of family physicians and their patients. With more than 7,000 members, including practicing family physicians, residents, and medical students, CAFP is the largest primary care medical society in California, and the largest chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Membership with CAFP and AAFP is invaluable for physicians – it not only gives you access to services and tools that will assist your personal and professional development, it also contributes to the overall strength of family medicine as a specialty. Both CAFP and AAFP can provide the resources you need from general information about a family medicine career and opportunities to work with a family physician mentor, to information about the residency match process. If you are a medical student attending school in California, becoming a member of the AAFP gives you automatic membership in CAFP, and vice versa. Membership in CAFP is free to students!

The CAFP Foundation
The mission of the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is to recruit diverse philanthropic resources to support the goals and projects of the California Academy of Family Physicians, in order to advance the delivery of accessible, compassionate and comprehensive health care to the people of California.

North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)
This multidisciplinary organization for primary care researchers in North America aims to advance the purpose of primary care.

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
Founded to respond to the needs of family medicine educators, STFM enhances communication and facilitates the activities of its members.

World Organizations of Family Doctors (WONCA)
This organization, made up of colleges, academies and organizations from around the world, serves as an advocate for family medicine and its members at the international level.

CONFERENCES & OTHER EVENTS

AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students
Planned by residents and students for residents and students, the National Conference is held annually. Highlights include educational workshops, procedural skills workshops, the National Congress of Student Members, and an exhibit hall featuring over 450 exhibits, including family medicine residency programs from all over the U.S.

California Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
Every fall CSAFM officers plan a conference especially designed for California family medicine students. Usually accompanied with a residency fair, this is a unique opportunity to learn while networking with most California residency programs.

CLINICAL & RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

PCCMP Shadowing & ICM Focus Experiences
Family Medicine Clerkship Preceptors

WEB & PRINT PUBLICATIONS

USC MedWeb
USC KSOM Educational Resources

Academy in Action
This twice monthly e-newsletter keeps CAFP members up to date on news that affects California family physicians.

California Family Physician
Our quarterly magazine spotlights hot topics pertinent to family medicine.

Resident Toolkit
Our toolkit are designed as practical, easy-to-implement resources for family physicians from all practice types and those just starting out in practice.

Monographs on Health Issues
Monographs on health issues are written by our Medical Practice Affairs department.

Practice Management News
This monthly e-newsletter focuses on quality improvement, practice redesign, and coding and billing best practices.